Christian Broughton

Christian Broughton is a British journalist. He has been the editor of The Independent since 2016.[1]

Christian Broughton
Alma materKing's College, London
EmployerThe Independent


Broughton received a B.A. in English from King's College, London.


Broughton was sports editor at The Independent between 2009 and 2010. He was appointed as assistant editor through the London Olympics, before he was promoted to digital editor in 2012 and later that year launched the sister website, indy100.[2] He remained as digital editor after The Independent became online-only in 2016.[3]

Broughton succeeded Amol Rajan as editor in 2016 and, under his stewardship, the digital edition doubled the previous print number of subscribers to the paper, while The Independent again became profitable.[4] The Independent reportedly commanded a daily readership of six million unique visitors to the website in 2018.[5][6]

Personal life

Broughton is married with three children.[7]


  1. "Christian Broughton". The Independent. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  2. Turvill, William (2012-09-28). "Christian Broughton promoted to Independent website editor". Press Gazette. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  3. Ponsford, Dominic (2016-05-06). "Independent grows digital editorial team to 90 and website said to be in profit already". Press Gazette. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  4. Ponsford, Dominic (2016-05-09). "Editor Christian Broughton on why the future is finally looking bright for The Independent". Press Gazette. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  5. "Christian Broughton - Editor, The Independent". Media Masters. 2018-04-05. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  6. Granger, Jacob (2018-10-31). "'We learned not to treat everybody the same': why The Independent chose a membership-style model over paywalls | Media news". Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  7. Broughton, Christian (2018-07-23). "Volvo XC90 review - can a family of five make it to the Alps without tensions running high?". The Independent. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
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